MEDIA UPDATE  |   3 August 2021
 

MELBOURNE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL POSTPONES ITS WINTER EDITION

The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, served by principal partner Bank of Melbourne and destination partner Visit Victoria, has today announced it will postpone its Winter Edition program from 20-29 August 2021 to 1-10 October 2021.

“The current COVID-19 restrictions do not allow us to run the program in its intended format to ensure a successful festival for industry partners and a safe event for our guests,” said Anthea Loucas Bosha, CEO of Food + Drink Victoria, the not-for-profit parent company behind MFWF. “While we are naturally disappointed, we look forward to celebrating the very best this city has to offer with a program of more than 150 events across ten days in October around Melbourne, including our new festival hub at the Queen Victoria Market.”

The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival has been a mainstay of Melbourne’s major events calendar for more than 29 years, and it remains committed to celebrating the food and drink of Victoria. The festival will work through the ticketing arrangements, including refunds, with our guests and partners in the weeks to come.

“The festival has played an important part in telling the stories of Melbourne’s world-class food and drink experiences and in what has been a difficult time for our hospitality operators, we look forward to bringing Melbourne’s best chefs, restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes together for this festival celebration,” said Loucas Bosha.

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